Openness in Adoption: New Practices, New Issues

Hardcover | September 1, 1988

byRuth G. McRoy

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In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards increased communication among members of the adoption triad. Although many adoption agencies are moving towards increased information sharing, there is little research evidence available concerning the consequences of this practice. This unique study investigates the consequences of openness in adoption, as practiced by several adoption agencies. Seventeen adoptive families and their corresponding birth parents were interviewed. The effects of the open adoption procedures on family life and attitudes were assessed. Included are a review of the literature on openness in adoption; a review of relevant theoretical perspectives; a discussion of agency practices; and a description of strengths and weaknesses of current research methods.

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In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards increased communication among members of the adoption triad. Although many adoption agencies are moving towards increased information sharing, there is little research evidence available concerning the consequences of this practice. This unique study investigates the consequences ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:171 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1988Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275929337

ISBN - 13:9780275929336

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